How to do I view my user role on Canvas? Is there a way to change my role?
Sallie, unless you are an Admin in your Canvas account, you will not have a specific role associated with your profile. Your user role is determined by how you have been enrolled in a particular course. For example, you can be a teacher in one course, a student in another, and a designer in yet a third--depending on which role was used to enroll you.
You can view your role in a particular course by clicking on the People tab in the left navigation; your role will appear in the Role column. If you cannot view the People tab--even a greyed out one--in the left navigation of a particular course, it means you're not enrolled in that course as a teacher.
Thank you for the information! Do you have to be an Admin to create courses?
Sallie, not necessarily--but the ability to create courses is something that is controlled at the Admin level. In other words, an institution's admin determines whether or not users in a particular role will have the permission to create courses.
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